Metropolitan Opera Stars Live in Concert Review: Roberto Alagna & Aleksandra Kurzak in Èze, France

(Credit: © Gregor Hohenberg) The Metropolitan Opera Stars Live in Concert series continued this Sunday with a performance by the celebrated French-Italian tenor Roberto Alagna and Polish soprano Aleksandra Kurzak on the hilltop medieval village of Èze, France. On the outdoor terrace located at the Château de la Chèvre d’Or, Alagna and Kurzak were accompanied by the Vienna Morphing Quintet. {…}

Ermonela Jaho, Kristine Opolais, Gianluca Terranova Headline Greek National Opera Fall 2020 Season

(Credits: Fadil Berisha/ Tatyana Vlasova) Greek National Opera has announced that it will resume artistic activities with full scale live productions from October to December 2020. The autumn season will open on 11 October at the Stavros Niarchos Hall with Puccini, Giacosa and Illica’s “Madama Butterfly.” The cast for the opera includes Ermonela Jaho, Cellia Costea, and Kristīne Opolais alternating {…}

Eva-Maria Westbroek, Evelyn Herlitzius & Pavel Valuzhin Lead Staatsoper Stuttgart 2020-21 season

(Photo Credit: Lichtgut/Christoph Schmidt/Christoph Schmidt) Staatsoper Stuttgart has announced its 2020-21 season, which is reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is the look. Mozart and Schikaneder’s famed singspiel “Die Zauberflöte” will open the season. The cast will include David Steffens and Michael Nagl in the role of Sarastro; Mingjie Lei and Kai Kluge in the role of Tamino; Beate {…}

Saimir Pirgu, Andrè Schuen Headline New National Theatre, Tokyo’s Streaming Options in June

(Image Source: New National Theatre Tokyo Official Website) The New National Theatre, Tokyo has announced its streaming program for the month of June. It all kicks off on June 5 with Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” with a cast that includes Sava Vemic, Steve Davilim, Yoko Yasui, Masako Hayashi, Andrè Schuen, Kane Kushima, and Tadahir Masujima. Roland Böer conducts. The performance will {…}

Washington National Opera Release Virtual Performance of ‘Madama Butterfly’ Chorus

The Washington National Opera has released a virtual performance of “The Humming Chorus” from Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” The choral passage was performed by members of the Washington National Opera Orchestra and the Chorus and Cafritz Young Artists. The showcase is led by Evan Rogister, principal conductor of the Washington National Opera and depicts the “hopeful emotional state of Butterfly holding {…}